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Watch Your Words: The Power of Self-Talk and Self-Care for Educators 9:30 am
Watch Your Words: The Power of Self-Talk and Self-Care for Educators @ ECCDC Conference Room
Apr 6 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
What words do you use to describe yourself? What stories do you tell about yourself? What ‘house’ have you been building for yourself? If those questions made you freeze, want to fight or want to run from the workshop description, this may be what you need. Let’s learn to let go of limiting beliefs and ruminating self-talk by creating space for compassion and self-care with mindfulness and the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). This session is hosted by the Early Childhood Community Development Centre (ECCDC).
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Navigating Change as a Leader in Early Education 9:00 am
Navigating Change as a Leader in Early Education @ ECCDC Conference Room
Apr 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Early education and care is rapidly changing across North America. With each change that the sector experiences, leaders in early childhood education (ECE) are called to guide their teams through the change process. Whether small or large, course-plotting for change is a complex and challenging task. Each day ECE leaders are called to support and play many different roles as they simultaneously lead change. Though contrary to popular belief, the formal leader does not have to carry this workload or responsibility alone. Through the distribution of leadership, the skill sets and expertise of early childhood educators can be used as a key resource for guiding the change process. If implemented well, distributed leadership can be a highly effective model for guiding change. As each stage of the change plan is explored, participants will be presented with ways in which they may begin or continue to build distributed leadership in to their practice. This session will look at getting to the heart of who we are as leaders and participants will be invited to consider a current organizational problem of practice. Thinking about this problem, we will collectively spend time considering and creating change plans. This session is hosted by the Early Childhood Community Development Centre (ECCDC).
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Osteoporosis and Fracture Prevention Workshop 1:15 pm
Osteoporosis and Fracture Prevention Workshop @ White Oaks Conference Resort
Apr 17 @ 1:15 pm – 5:00 pm
Do you want to improve your confidence in screening, diagnosing, and optimizing care for patients with osteoporosis, including those with moderate risk? Through small-group discussions and case analysis, Osteoporosis and Fracture Prevention addresses key issues – including osteoporosis-related fractures, secondary causes and current care gaps – and examines pharmacological treatment options, opportunities for non-pharmacological treatment, and drug holidays. After active engagement in this program, participants will be better able to: Recognize the current care gap in osteoporosis fracture care including barriers and facilitators of quality care Recognize and describe the impact of osteoporotic fracture Apply a selective evidence-based approach to bone mineral density testing Assess and apply pharmacology and non-pharmacology strategies for patients at high risk of fractures Describe risks and benefits of treatment options to support shared decision making with patients and provide patients with guidance about osteoporosis management by linking them with resources for self-management This workshop is hosted by the Ontario College of Family Physicians.
SafeTALK Training 6:00 pm
SafeTALK Training @ 3550 Schmon Parkway, Suite 1, Thorold
Apr 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
SafeTALK is a 3 hour workshop where you will learn: To be a suicide alert helper To be aware that opportunities to help a person with thoughts of suicide are sometimes missed, dismissed and avoided To use TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen and Keep Safe) and activate a suicide alert. How and where to connect persons with thoughts of suicide to further help and care. This workshop is hosted by Distress Centre Niagara.
Be Our Guest at Niagara-on-the-Lake Toastmasters 7:00 pm
Be Our Guest at Niagara-on-the-Lake Toastmasters @ Niagara College
Apr 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
If you would like to give presentations with confidence, become a leader in your organization or learn how to communicate more effectively, this is the time and place for you! Toastmasters is proud to announce that we have started a new club in Niagara On The Lake and we’re inviting you to come for a visit. Toastmasters is the first-choice provider of dynamic, high-value, experiential communication and leadership skills development. It’s time to get that job, ace that interview and advance your career with confidence. Toastmasters has the tools to help you whatever your personal and professional goals are. Please visit the club’s web site for parking and meeting room directions.
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5th Annual CKNN Conference: Strengthening Our Roots
5th Annual CKNN Conference: Strengthening Our Roots @ John D. Bradley Convention Centre
Apr 25 all-day
Join hundreds of other nonprofit sector leaders and supporters for the 5th Annual Chatham-Kent Nonprofit Conference, “Strengthening Our Roots”, featuring world-renowned charity guru, Dan Pallotta. Dan has generously agreed to make himself available for an exclusive speaking engagement and book signing opportunity, featuring his latest book, “Uncharitable”. In a time of change unlike anything we’ve ever experienced in our sector before – with new governments, new and revised policies and regulations, and increasingly complex challenges in our local communities – it’s important that we share our thoughts, collect ideas, discuss solutions, and get inspired. “Strengthening Our Roots” will feature key insights from nonprofit trailblazers who are driving success within their respective fields in this rapidly changing environment. The exclusive line-up features these notable visionaries: Betty Ferreira, Social Impact Innovations, Transformation and Foresight Strategist David Hartley, Consultant/Trainer, Board Governance Jennifer Jurgens, Principal, 1 Bold Step Paul Nazareth, Vice President Education & Development, Canadian Association of Gift Planners Doug Sartori, Founder, Windsor Hackforge Cathy Taylor, Executive Director, Ontario Nonprofit Network Daniele Zanotti, President & CEO of United Way Greater Toronto This conference is hosted by the Chatham-Kent Nonprofit Network.
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Implementing Inclusion in your Workspace Through Modern Policies and Progressive Practices 9:00 am
Implementing Inclusion in your Workspace Through Modern Policies and Progressive Practices @ 36 Page Street, St. Catharines
Apr 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
We live in a changing world. It can be hard to keep up with modern expectations, emerging terms and needs of diverse groups. Learn how to ensure you and your staff are responsive and progressive in providing service to everyone. In this workshop you will learn: emerging culturally sensitive terms (gender, race, ability, familial status etc.) and client-centered practices related to different groups of people respectful ways to address clients that acknowledge their experiences how to ask questions related to demographics that are required by funders policy writing tips that reflect modern values and protects the rights of staff and clients clear, easy-to-follow, respectful workplace practices that serve both staff and clients Presenters: Ashley Hoath-Murray, Co-Executive Director, Literacy Link Niagara Ashley is passionate about treating people in a manner that speaks to their needs and experiences. She is well-versed in the legal requirements and social expectations around human rights as they relate to identity. As a former Women’s Studies student with more than a decade of experience serving clients from diverse backgrounds, she believes in client-centered service and implementing practices to ensure that every client has a voice. As progressive practices related to gender, race and economic status are entering the mainstream, she feels it is the responsibility of non-profit agencies to be aware of changing social norms and expectations. Gay Douglas, Co-Executive Director, Literacy Link Niagara Gay has worked in non-profit management since 1989. She believes in a values-based approach in service delivery, that aligns beliefs with practices. She...
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CONNECT Conference 2019
CONNECT Conference 2019 @ Scotiabank Convention Centre
Apr 30 – May 3 all-day
CONNECT is Canada’s largest educational technology conference. This conference has attracted over 2000 participants, plus countless Exhibitors and Sponsors that came together under one roof to share best practices and expand our horizons of education technology in an ever increasing global and digital economy. This community of passionate educators, leaders, chief information officers, directors of education, IT experts, business managers and government sector institutions are committed to gathering once a year to learn, debate and exchange ideas, network and be inspired through a smorgasbord of world class speakers, presenters, exhibits and seminars. It is the only event in Canada that brings together the complete life-cycle of learning, from kindergarten to Higher Education, libraries and workplace learning.

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